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Apr 30, 2012
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: Canada

http://www.care2.com/news/member/884115011/3288267

By the late 1930s, the swift fox had disappeared from Canada, seemingly destined for the stuff of local folklore and reminiscences. Then a coalition of conservation groups joined together to give this tiny fox a shot at returning to Canada's prairies, and in 1983, captive-bred swift foxes were released. The swift fox was back!

Today, the swift fox has been upgraded to Endangered status in Canada -- but the future of the fox is fragile and still hanging on the brink.

In the southern band of Canada where 90% of us live, 85% of our terrestrial species at risk are battling for their lives, trying to coexist with us on dwindling fragments of our natural land.

We must fight to ensure that not one of the over 600 Canadians species at risk will go extinct or become extirpated like the swift fox was once. Pledge to support conservation efforts to save Canada's at-risk species like the swift fox today.

Mar 9, 2012
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

http://www.care2.com/news/member/884115011/3132480


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In 1992 Yupi was brought to the Morelia Zoo at just a few months old. Yupi was imprisoned in a tiny pen where she remains twenty years later. Yupi’s prison is small and barren with a concrete floor. Even worse, Yupi is frequently put into a holding pen for approximately seventeen hours at a time. The holding pin is tiny and does not let in any natural light. Morelia Zoo is located in Central Mexico, which means Yupi is forced to endure a tropical climate. Polar bears are physically equipped to live in cold temperatures, because of this they can easily become overheated.

Polar bears live an average of twenty-five to thirty years. Yupi has years of torture ahead of her if left at the Morelia Zoo. It is inhumane to keep a polar bear or any animal in a tiny, concrete prison and deny them sunlight. It is even worse to force a polar bear to endure a tropical climate. Yupi deserves to spend the rest of her life in a habitat designed for a polar bear.

Please, tell Governor Figueroa that the Morelia Zoo must be stopped and Yupi moved to a humane facility.

Mar 6, 2012
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: Colorado, United States

http://www.care2.com/news/member/884115011/3128237 


On March 5th Frederick, Colorado planned to begin killing off the two largest colonies of prairie dogs known to be residing in the town. An ordinance was also introduced that will require private landowners to ‘remove’ them from their land because of health concerns. Frederick is planning on bringing in a private company called Rocky Mountain Wildlife Services to inhumanely poison the animals. If private property owners refuse to slaughter the prairie dogs on their land, they will be subject to receiving a ticket and be hit with a fine of up to $1,000. It is doubtful that the town of Frederick cannot devise a better plan for easing their concerns about the health of their citizens or any other hidden desires they have, without harming natural wildlife needlessly.

Killing off entire colonies of a species should not even be a last resort in any situation and yet it seems this Colorado town is putting this ‘solution’ at the top of its list. If the current colonies are successfully poisoned and removed, additional animals could decide to move in soon after. Will the town continue to follow their new ordinance and require landowners to keep killing any prairie dogs on their properties indefinitely? If this mentality is accepted and pushed upon the town, prairie dogs could be in danger of being completely eradicated. Frederick officials must take this into consideration before blindly demanding that all private property owners kill off animals. There are at least 30 other species of animals that depend directly on the prairie dog for survival. There are an additional 117 species that benefit from the presence of these animals in their environment. Jeopardizing this many species along with the prairie dogs themselves is just inhumane and irresponsible.

Additional options should be explored by this town in order to keep the environment happy and stable while keeping any health concerns at bay. Officials cannot ignore any health issues brought about by these prairie dogs, which is understandable, but killing them off is not the solution. Children must be protected, of course, but working together to find a humane solution will also help teach citizens and young children alike that killing animals is not the answer. Compassion is the key here and all people need to embrace compassionate behavior more often. Not only will this lead to a more cooperative society, but also a better maintained one that will not suffer environmentally due to the rash decisions of town officials.

 

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Posted: Mar 6, 2012 6:11pm
Mar 1, 2012
Focus: Animal Welfare
Action Request: Petition
Location: Canada

http://www.care2.com/news/member/884115011/3121524


Harp seals are already drowning because of melting ice. The surviving population, despite age, is then subject to murderous clubbing. Although Harp seals are a focus, Hooded seal and Grey seal populations are also affected.

Canadian fishermen kill seals to gain extra profit on the side. Seals are killed for profits from their pelts and oils. At times, when seals are clubbed, they do not die immediately but rather experience a slow and agonizing death.

Sign and help end the inhumanity.

Suggested options of action: Boycotting Canadian Seafood, writing a letter to relevant politicians and/or businesses, simply signing and spreading knowledge of the issue.


 

 
 
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